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March 19, 1986 | TED THACKREY JR., Times Staff Writer
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Bernard Malamud, whose fictions blended the natural and supernatural with sometimes startling results, died Tuesday at his apartment in New York City. He was 71, and sources in New York said his death was from natural causes but declined to give details. Timothy Seldes, president of the literary agency that handled Malamud's works, said the author's family would make a statement today. He is survived by his wife, Ann de Chiara; a son, Paul, and a daughter, Janna.
April 5, 2005 | James Rainey, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Times won the Pulitzer Prize for public service Monday for a series of stories that detailed how Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center provided care so poor that it sickened and imperiled some patients. The award is the most coveted of America's journalism prizes. The Times' Moscow bureau chief, Kim Murphy, won a Pulitzer for what judges called "eloquent, wide-ranging" coverage of Russia.
April 17, 2001
Eugene Goltz, 70, an investigative reporter who won a Pulitzer Prize at the Houston Post and shared another with reporters at the Detroit Free Press. Born in Marquette, Iowa, Goltz served in the Air Force, where he played French horn in a military band. He attended the University of Kansas and St. Louis University before beginning his reporting career.
August 27, 2002 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Emily Genauer, 91, a Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic who familiarized newspaper readers with modern artists including Marc Chagall and Diego Rivera, died Friday in New York after a long illness. Born on Staten Island, N.Y., Genauer was educated at Hunter College and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She began her newspaper career with the New York World in 1929 and remained for 20 years with what became the World-Telegram.
January 15, 2004 | From Associated Press
Roberto Borea, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer who produced scores of compelling pictures during a 30-year career with Associated Press, has died. He was 51. Borea died Jan. 6 of stomach cancer at his home in Catonsville, Md. One of his photos was among 20 by AP staff that won the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography.
October 4, 1996
Moneta J. Sleet Jr., 70, who became the first African American to win a Pulitzer Prize in photography. As a staff photographer for Ebony, Sleet covered Martin Luther King Jr. receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in Sweden in 1964 and marching in Alabama from Selma to Montgomery in 1965. He also covered King's funeral, and it was a picture of the mourning Coretta Scott King comforting her daughter Bernice that earned the 1969 Pulitzer for feature photography.
John Hersey, a World War II correspondent who graphically described the horrors of the world's first atomic bomb attack and won the Pulitzer Prize for his war-based novel "A Bell for Adano" died Wednesday. He was 78. The author, who suffered a stroke a year ago and also had cancer of the colon and liver, died at 2:45 a.m. in Key West, Fla., with his family at his side, said his wife, Barbara.
November 5, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Peter Taylor, a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist in the tradition of William Faulkner and Flannery O'Connor whose stories poignantly chronicled the slow disappearance of the Southern aristocracy, is dead at age 77. Taylor died of pneumonia Wednesday night at the University of Virginia Hospital. He had suffered a series of strokes. He won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for "A Summons to Memphis," about a man called home by his sisters to stop their widowed father from remarrying.
Saul Pett, whose intricately plotted feature stories stretched the rules of American newspaper writing and won him the Pulitzer Prize, died Sunday at 75. A veteran of 45 years with the Associated Press, Pett died of cancer at a friend's home in McLean, Va. Striving, he once said, to show "not only what happened . . . but what it was like to have been there," Pett first made his name with a dramatically detailed account of a car-train crash that killed seven high school students in 1959.
September 30, 2000
Nat Fein, the newspaper photographer who won a Pulitzer Prize for his unorthodox picture of a frail Babe Ruth at Yankee Stadium, has died. Fein died Tuesday at a hospital in Westwood, N.J. He was 86. A longtime staffer for the now-defunct New York Herald Tribune, Fein was known for taking photographs that evoked life in New York in the 1930s, '40s and '50s.
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